Inaugural 2020 Historically Black Colleges
and Universities Forum
"Promoting Innovation & Competitiveness of HBCUs"

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(detailed schedule below)
The Heritage Foundation | Washington, DC

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast Reception

9:00 a.m.
Forum Part I:
HBCUs: American Assets, The Value Proposition
Opportunities to Leverage HBCU Programs Toward Innovation, Global Competitiveness & Military Preparedness
The Need for HBCUs toward Innovation, Global Competitiveness and Military Preparedness

12:30 p.m.
Lunch Reception

1:35 p.m.
Forum Part II:
Strategies for Leveraging HBCU Programs Toward Innovation, Global Competitiveness & Military Preparedness
Fireside Chat: Preserving Our History

Presented By
The Heritage Foundation and The HBCU Working Group

We believe the historical significance of HBCUs must be preserved, and the present-day value of HBCUs must be bolstered. HBCUs are an American asset, and the country must recognize the role of HBCUs in innovation and competitiveness.

Engage with prominent leaders who value HBCUs and believe the most effective solutions for preserving these institutions are consistent with the ideas and principles that foster freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and a flourishing civil society. To RSVP or for questions and additional information, please contact Danielle Bonnesen at 202.608.6152 or [email protected]

Featured Speakers

Makola Abdullah, Ph.D., President, Virginia State University

David Albritton, President, General Motors Defense

Roslyn Artis, Ph.D., President, Benedict College

Lieutenant General Gwen Bingham, Retired Chief of Staff for Installation Management, United States Department of the Army

Aminta Breaux, President, Bowie State University

Ronal Bulter, President, Networking & Engineering Technologies, Inc.

Lindsay Burke, Ph.D., Director, Center for Education Policy and Will Skillman Fellow in Education, The Heritage Foundation

James Jay Carafano, Ph.D., Vice President, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

Lieutenant General Bruce Crawford, Chief Information Officer/G-6, United States Department of the Army

Rodney Ellis, Ph.D., Chancellor, Southern University at Shreveport

Eric Eversole, Vice President, United States Chamber of Commerce and President, Hiring our Heroes

Wayne Frederick, M.D., President, Howard University

David Frey, Ph.D., Professor of History and Founding Director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, United States Military Academy at West Point

General Carter Ham, President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of the United States Army

Billy Hawkins, Ph.D., President, Talledega College

Leonard Haynes, Ph.D., Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary, United States Department of Education

Johnathan Holifield, J.D., Executive Director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, United States Department of Education

The Honorable Kay Coles James, President, The Heritage Foundation

Major Sean Lanier, Founder and Executive Director, Resolve Solution Incorporated

Colonel James Raftery, Jr., Ph.D., Department Head, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, United States Military Academy at West Point

Angela Sailor, J.D., Vice President, Edwin J. Feulner Institute, The Heritage Foundation

Tonya Smith Jackson, Ph.D., Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Abby Spencer Moffat, Chief Executive Officer, Diana Davis Spencer Foundation and Founder, Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security

Jack Spencer, Vice President, Institute for Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation

Major General William Walker, Commanding General, District of Columbia National Guard

Lieutenant General Nadja West, Retired Surgeon and Commanding General, United States Army Medical Command

James Williams, Director of Federal Affairs, Wayne State University

Marshall Williams, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, United States Department of the Army

Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.,Vice President, Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, The Heritage Foundation